Plums come into season in late July or early August in the UK, and stick around being bloomin' delicious until the end of September to mid October. A brilliant source of Vitamin B, eat them raw, baked, stewed or poached.
- In Season?
- Plums may become available in late July, and are usually at their best through August, September and into early October.
- Buy plums that are firm and bright. The whitish "bloom" is perfectly natural and rinses or rubs off.
- Store plums in the fridge, ideally in a paper bag. They should last for two or three days like this.
- Prepare plums either by rinsing / rubbing, or, if you want to remove the skin, by plunging into boiling water for 15 or so seconds, then into cold water. The skin will come off easily after this. To remove the stone, cut around the stone with a sharp knife following the "dimple", then grip the two halves and twist. Then simply ease the stone out with the tip of the knife.
More Plum Information
|Plums Poached in Earl Grey Tea|
|This delicious recipe was provided to us by our friends over at Abel & Cole, and is a UK seasonal recipe for late July, August, September and early October.|
6 plums, (if small leave them whole, otherwise cut in half and remove the pit)
500 ml water (the water should just cover the plums in the saucepan)
2 bags Earl Grey tea
4 tablespoons granulated or castor sugar
juice of half lemon
optional: half a cinnamon stick
Serve warm or cold with either cream, créme frâiche or ice cream.
- Cosy Baked Stuffed Apples
This recipe was suggested to us by our good friend Gill in London. It's a really comforting "old-school pud" that you can play around with, and which also works brilliantly for breakfast times.
- Plums Poached in Earl Grey Tea
This delicious recipe was provided to us by our friends over at Abel & Cole, and is a UK seasonal recipe for late July, August, September and early October.
- Traditional Cherry Clafoutis
This traditional French dessert is so incredibly easy to make, and yet it's remarkably elegant. Certainly, if you use ramekins to make individual ones, it's idea for dinner parties. And yet it's so simple, it's also brilliant for family pudding, and (this is a bit naughty) it's lovely cold for breakfast, with the excuse that it's a bit like having pancakes! Just don't tell anyone we told you so...
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